Roon Nucleus+

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Nucleus is the center of your Roon music system. It’s the housekeeper, the traffic cop, and the brain that takes care of the music in your life. Using Nucleus, Roon manages all your music – on hard drives, NAS, and streaming content – and allows you to play it on all the audio devices around your home. Nucleus is the best way to run Roon, at any price.

Just plug Nucleus into your network, connect your hard drives, download Roon remote apps (iOS, Android, macOS, Windows) and you’ll be ready to play music using a wide variety of audio devices, including AirPlay, Sonos, Roon Ready, Devialet, KEF, Meridian, Squeezebox, and a huge variety of USB DACs.

Aside from being a powerful, fanless music server, what sets Nucleus apart is that it’s powered by Roon OS – a fast and lightweight operating system optimized to do just one thing: browse and play music.

The brain behind the entire Roon experience is the Roon Core. Every aspect of Nucleus — hardware, operating system, and software — was developed to provide a silent, high-performance, power-efficient Roon Core, by the same team that created Roon.

Nucleus is the easiest and fastest way to get your Roon system running. No computer or networking skills required. You just take it home, plug it in, and download Roon apps for your mobile devices and computers. Nucleus keeps itself current with automatic updates.


Nucleus has no fans, spinning disks, or moving parts of any kind, and its minimal operating system is tuned for delivering high-performance audio.
The rich Roon experience requires modern computing power, and the more the better. We worked with Intel to develop Nucleus to support Roon now and in the future. It has horsepower to spare for large music libraries, multi-room streaming, and DSP.

Roon Partners

Roon Nucleus Music Server is designed to work with products from the manufacturers you trust. Over 60 partner brands now work with Roon and the list is growing every day.

Roon-Partners

Roon App

Roon Nucleus is the brains behind the operation and manages your music collection, it builds an interconnected digital library using enhanced information from Roon. You can browse and play music with Roon apps on all your devices whether its a Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. Roon streams to all the audio gear you have and makes it all play nice together.

Model Specifications

Nucleus


Price (MSRP)
USD$1,399

Library capacity
Up to 10,000 albums (100,000 tracks)

Multi-room streaming
Up to 6 simultaneous zones

DSP capability
All DSP functions available in the PCM domain. Certain combinations of functions using DSD source or destination formats, upsampling, or multichannel processing may not be possible.

Nucleus+


Price (MSRP)
USD$2,499

Library capacity
Up to 10,000 albums (100,000 tracks)

Multi-room streaming
Up to 6 simultaneous zones

DSP capability
All DSP functions available in the PCM domain.

Features common to both models

Connections
12-19V DC, 2.5mm ID, 5.5mm OD, 11mm L
2 x USB3.0 (can be used for hard drive and/or DAC)
HDMI (stereo and multi-channel audio output)
Gigabit Ethernet LAN

Dimensions and Weight
212mm (W) x 156mm (D) x 74mm (H)
3.85kg gross weight (in retail package)
2.5kg net weight (product only)

Home Automation and Extensibility
Roon API
Control4 Driver
Crestron Driver

Internal Storage Slot
2.5” SATA SSD or HDD up to 9.5mm drive height
Drive not included

 

 

Accessories included
AC power supply (19V, 60W)
US/UK/EU/AU power tips

Others
A Roon subscription is not included.


Downloads

Quick start guide

Roon “Distributed Music” brochure

Nucleus White Paper

 
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